Port Blair, March 16: The District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) of Nicobar District organized one day District level Orientation Programme on Gender Budgeting under ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) in the Conference Hall of District Library, Car Nicobar on 16th March 2021. Shri. Kishore Kshirsagar Laxman IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Nicobar District graced the occasion as Chief Guest and inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp.

Addressing the gathering the Deputy Commissioner congratulated the DCPU for organising such programmes which are in need of the hour. He emphasized the need for Gender Budgeting and its proper implementation at various levels. The Gender Budgeting (GB) is the tool to remove gender inequality and further GB will lead to the social and economic advancement of the nation, he added. He also informed the gathering about various initiatives taken by District Administration for safeguarding the women and children bring them into mainstreaming as primary stakeholders.

Shri. R. Raghuwaran, District Child Protection Officer (DCPU), Nicobar District gave a brief account of the role of grassroots level functionaries on effective implementation of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) through Gender Budgeting. He also informed that such kind of programme would be continued throughout the District for the benefit of women in these islands and the next programme is proposed to be held on 18th March 2021 in Campbell Bay.

Dr K. Venkatesan, Assistant Professor and HOD, Department of Home Science, JNRM, Port Blair was the Master Trainer of this programme. As a key resource person he delivered a lecture on Ministry of Women and Child Development Schemes and Initiatives for Gender Budgeting, Gender Budgeting Tools and Techniques on Civil Society Perspective. Dr Venkatesan also gave hands-on training on the Analysis of the Schemes in Gender Budgeting Perspective. 

Earlier Mrs Nallin Nadia, District Coordinator, MSK welcomed the gathering and Ms Mercy. M, Social Worker, DCPU proposed the vote of thanks. Altogether 60 participants various departments such as ICDS, Health and Police took part in the programme.